The gorse (Baccharis trimera) is a medicinal plant also known as the Carqueja, Amazon Bacanta, Bacárida, Cacaia, Calia, Cacália (portuguese), among other popular names. Includes botanical synonyms Baccharis genistelloides, Baccharis triptera, Baccharis trinervis, among others. The tea shrub is widely consumed in Brazil and most of South America, where the plant, widely used in various herbal remedies, is found on the entire Amazon rainforest, including Brazil, Colombia and Peru. It also grows in low abundance in parts of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It belongs to the Asteraceae family.
The gorse is a rich source of flavonoids and has properties similar to silymarin, the active principle found in medicinal plant Carduus marianus (Silybum marianum), which gives large protective effects against poisoning and liver disease. The tea is widely consumed gorse to tone, balance and strengthen the function of the liver, as well as to eliminate worms, toxins and impurities from the liver and bile. The benefits of gorse also extend to people with hangovers.
Gorse tea is commonly used in weight loss programs for weight loss; it helps to slow digestion and regulates the digestive system. Works in gastrointestinal function and is used to treat digestive disorders such as ulcers, gastroenteritis, acid reflux and ileocecal valve disorders, gallbladder disorders, such as stones, pain, intoxication and delay in the release of bile, detoxification of the blood, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and finally; stomach viral infections, herpes simplex and HIV, fevers and diarrhea and beyond. The medicinal properties of gorse are easily assimilated in the blood and strengthening the body and cleaning impurities from the blood and can be useful for the treatment of anemia. The traditional use and preparation of tea infusion gorse constitutes a good amount of the dried plant in about one liter of water. The fresh and fleshy stems of gorse can also be chewed to absorb the medicinal properties of the herb.
The Broom is an herb that contains up to 20% flavonoids, including quercetin, luteolin, nepetin, apigenin and hispidulin, and these flavonoids considered its main active constituents. The Broom is a perennial shrub that reaches heights of six meters and boasts creamy white flowers in her crown, between the months of April and May. The plant is succulent, with tall stalks of three sides and white hairs that grow from the stem. gorse should not be used during pregnancy, because in tests with mice showed uterine stimulant and abortifacient effect. It should also be avoided by people with low blood pressure due to its hypotensive effects. People with hypoglycemia and diabetics should have control over the level of blood sugar to use gorse, since the plant can lower glucose levels.